Mile 152 Report

March 13, 2009
by cmoore

Location:
Douglas
Oregon Dunes NRA, north of Threemile Creek
Conditions:
Friday 11:00 AM
Sunny
50° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
1.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
11
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
0
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
0
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
9
1 ORV2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
2
ATVs/OHVs parking:
1
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
3
Activity Comments:
This is the most activity I've seen on our mile, just north of Sparrow Park Road. There were 9 fishermen catching perch and Big Ben. One man, a regular from Roseburg, was picking up rope and floats in his ORV for his neighbor who decorates her yard with them. He also likes to clean the beach, bravo! The sheriff also came by and chatted with him; he didn't get out of the truck.
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
2
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
2 starfish, the first I've seen on this beach
Driftline:
Land-based debris (picnics, etc.)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Shells·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
A nice day to walk the beach, and a good day for fishing, apparently. There were 9 fishermen. The beach was quite clean, due in part to the efforts of a man from Roseburg who picks up rope and floats in his ORV and takes them to his neighbor who decorates her yard with them. He had a good stack of stuff. The parking lot was dirtier than the beach, but we did see three tires and a laundry basket. Hopefully, people on Beach Clean-Up Day were able to get rid of them. I talked with the US Forest Service people in the Information Center, Reedsport, about the large amount of campers on the beach in the summer and the lack of any toilet facilities. They will bring it up with their supervisor.
Other Mile 152 Reports (6)

2008

December 30, 2008 - cmoore
Very high tide and wave action and not much beach, so we were a bit uneasy, looking at the bluffs in case we needed to scamper up them. lots of white foam. the river is flowing again and the lean-...
  • 100 yards north of access road
September 20, 2008 - cmoore
A beautiful day, no wind, clear and warm. Four of us, including webmaster Lloyd Maxfield, did the SOLV clean-up on this mile as well as the area near the stream outlet. We collected almost 8 bags of...
July 23, 2008 - cmoore
The beach itself is beautiful and showed little signs of ATV usage except for plastic bottles and other trash. The beach has very few shells or casings and very few birds. There is apparently a lot...
  • One of two lean-tos for camping.
  • Piles of driftwood logs are choking the water outflow at the inlet
April 28, 2008 - cmoore
A quiet Monday walk on a quiet beach. There was evidence of ATV action over the weekend--tire tracks in the sand. We picked up a garbage bag of trash, including a plastic bottle from China. Otherwise...

2007

October 27, 2007 - cmoore
It was a beautiful day on Mile 152 and we were the only people (and dog) on the beach. There were no ATVs or vehicles. The beach was very clean, a nice surprise after our August walk. In fact, it was...
  • A massive clump of bull kelp
August 22, 2007 - cmoore
It was a beautiful, sunny day in August on this seemingly remote beach. It is a popular place for ORVs, however; the sand is full of tire tracks and there was considerable trash. We picked up two...